Male Breast Reduction
in Aventura, Florida
Gynecomastia is a common condition in which excess breast tissue occurs in males. This can cause the breasts to sag, and even stretch out the areola, resulting in self-consciousness in those who live with it. Male breast reduction, also called gynecomastia surgery, can reduce breast size in men to create a flatter, more masculine chest contour.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure done to remove excess tissue and fat from the male breasts. Healthy men who have not found relief through alternative medical treatments can often benefit from this procedure. A consultation with Dr. Sarraga can help to determine if you are a good candidate, and which steps should be taken to correct your gynecomastia.
The Male Breast Reduction Procedure
If Dr. Sarraga finds that your gynecomastia is the result of excess fatty tissues, liposuction may be used during the procedure. This technique uses a thin tube called a cannula that is inserted through small incisions to remove excess fat.
If glandular breast tissue is the main cause of gynecomastia, the excision technique may be required. Excision may also be necessary if excess skin is present, or if the nipple needs to be repositioned. The exact incision pattern used will depend on your specific case.
In some cases, a combination of liposuction and excision techniques may be used. Overall, the main goal of the procedure is to create a flatter, more flattering chest appearance for the male physique.
Following the procedure, patients will need to wear compression dressings to help control swelling and assist with healing. Any discomfort that may occur can be controlled with prescription pain medication. Recovery time will depend on the extensiveness of your procedure, though most patients can return to work within a week.
If you are located in the Aventura area and are believe that you may be able to benefit from male breast reduction surgery, contact Storch Plastic Surgery today. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sarraga to get you started on your journey to a more confident you!